Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop - Techniques

Thank you for stopping by for the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop - Techniques! If you arrived here from Tanya's Tinkerin' Ink blog, I know you loved her Faux Letterpress projects! If this is your first stop - no worries, you can continue all the way around the blog hop in a big circle by clicking the links at the end of each posting. I also have a listing of all the blogs at the bottom of this post. My Technique is using Shimmer Paint - an acid-free Pigment Ink. There are three different Shimmer Paint colors offered by Stampin' Up! - Frost White, Champagne and Platinum - my projects all feature Frost White Shimmer Paint, but in different applications.

My first Birthday card features Frost White Shimmer Paint on the outside AND the inside. After I die cut this cupcake with the Big Bold Cupcake Sizzlets for the Big Shot, I ran the base through the Crimper and the top through the Big Shot again in the Polka Dots Texture Folder. Then I swiped all the pieces with some Frost White Shimmer Paint and set it aside to dry. The candle flames also have a bit of Shimmer Paint.


Yesterday on my blog, I posted a close-up photo where you can see a bit of the shine and sparkle from the Shimmer Paint coating. It's so hard to capture in a photo, but I just love the look of it in person. To see the inside of this card with coloring using a Blender Pen and Shimmer Paint, check my blog post next week when I'll share the inside of this card and more details on how I used the Shimmer Paint.





This card uses Frost White Shimmer Paint added Direct to Rubber on the stamps from Inspired by Nature, using a Sponge Dauber and picking up the paint from the inside of the lid. The Shimmer Paint bottles have a little shaker ball in them and you should shake the bottle each time before you use the Shimmer Paint.  The Platinum and Frost White Shimmer Paints are more opaque than the Champagne Shimmer Paint and give a great contrast and sparkle on dark cardstocks.

Again, I'll have a few more details and close-up photos and a photo of the inside of my cards next week. I'll also share some tips and tricks next week on using the different Shimmer Paints and a few more projects and techniques, too.






One of my favorite ways to use Shimmer Paint is to put a few drops of it into a fine mist spray bottle with Rubbing Alcohol to create a Shimmer Paint Spray that I spray on my cards or projects - it gives instant shine and is the perfect finish to every card and 3D project - be careful, you'll be addicted to using Shimmer Paint Spray on everything you stamp!

This is the #2 Box for the Big Shot. I added texture with the Polka Dot Texture Folder and then wrapped it with a Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon Bow and a Bigz Fun Flower from the Occasions Mini, on the top. The Fun Flower is spritzed with Shimmer Paint Spray and it has a gorgeous sparkle - hopefully you can get a glimpse of it on a few of the petals. I'll have more details in my blog post next week as well.

Finally, this card features WaterColor Wonder Crayons and Frost White Shimmer Paint with the Awash with Flowers stamp set. These are both applied Direct to Rubber  The Shimmer Paint moistens the Crayon color and you have Shimmer Color! I stamped the outline images in the corresponding Classic Ink.


The Happy Birthday sentiment is also stamped with Crayons and Shimmer Paint to match. Yesterday on my blog I posted a close-up photo to try to capture a bit of the texture and shimmer. Can you see that subtle shimmer and shine from the Shimmer Paint layered over the colors from the WaterColor Wonder Crayons?

I wish I could share these projects with you in person! You just have to try Shimmer Paint and a few of these techniques for yourself so you can see the beautiful shimmer effect you can easily add to your stamped projects. And be sure to come back next week to see a few more details of these cards as well as some other new cards and even more ways to use Shimmer Paint - with Blender Pens and a Mother Of Pearl technique and Saran Wrap - oh my! But right now it's time to continue on the Birthday Blog Hop - head on over to Chipper's 3 Scrappin' Chicks blog for some gorgeous Brayered Sky projects!



                              





Stampin' Addicts Second Annual Birthday Blog Hop - Techniques!

1) Yapha -- Shaving Cream -- Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha
2) Holly P (HollyLogic) -- punch art -- InkPaperStamps
3) Cindy (CindyE) -- watercolor -- ~~Heart's Delight Cards~~
4) Carmen -- inlaid embossing -- Stamping Addiction
5) Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- spotlighting -- Krystal's Cards and More
6) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- chalkboard -- Lily's Ink Pad
7) Betty (kittystamp) -- watercolor crayons -- Kitty Stamp
8) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Faux flocking -- Stitchin n Stampin' on Paper
9) Sarah (willsygirl) -- Paper Piecing -- Sarahs Ink Spot
10) Twila (tjdstamps) -- Collage stamping -- Stamp A Little Longer
11) Debra (WebDeb) -- Polished Stone -- Heartfelt Inkspiration
12) Jennifer (jentimko) -- Clear Block Stamping -- Stampin' on the Fly | My adventures in stamping
13) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Baby Wipe Ink Pad -- The Stampin' Bunny
14) Tanya (tanya27) -- Reverse Faux Letterpress -- Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya
15) Mary (MaryR) -- Shimmer Paint -- {scrap and stamp with mary}
16) Ellen (Chipper) -- brayered sky -- 3 Scrappin' Chicks
17) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- faux leather -- Escape2stamp with Adriana Benitez
18) Kandi (kandicejo) -- ribbon techniques -- My Sweet Stampin Spot
19) Cheryl (lovetostampandscrap) -- Dazzling Diamond Dust -- Love to Stamp & Scrap
20) Holly K (catrules) -- smooch spritz -- Rubber Redneck



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25 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Your silhouette card is just beautiful! I love the black and white contrast.

sue said...

Oh, that box is fabulous!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Your box is beautimous!!!! Love it. But...I'm also in love with that last card. Uh....you can send me that one for my birthday!

Betty said...

I love your shimmer color technique. I will have to try that- it looks beautiful!

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the first card! The cupcake is great with that technique; the color and textures you added work together to make such a happy, pretty card!

Tanya Boser said...

Yummy!! Love how you showed the versatility of one of my favorite products. How many bottle have you gone through ;)

Jennifer said...

Smart, smart uses of this awesome product! I, too, am addicted to Shimmer Paint Spray and LOVE your project made with it. The WWC and Shimmer Paint combined...brilliant!
Jen Timko

Yapha said...

These are all so beautiful! The Inspired by Nature one is just stunning!!

Lois said...

I love, love, love shimmer paint! Beautiful projects - thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards! I love the B&W card!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous projects Mary!! Looks like I'm going to have to try a little harder with my Shimmer Paints. I kind of gave up on them, but you've renewed my interest. Love that first fun birthday card and your box is amazing. Well, all your projects are amazing!! Great job!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh Mary, you've really captured the versatility and impact of this technique--your cupcake dragees prectically glow!

Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. . . .

rubberredneck said...

Wowzier Mary!! Love all of them love the cone-flower card!! Beautiful projects as always!!

Carmen said...

Each project is just beautiful!! Shimmer paint is a must have!!

Cindy said...

I LOVE Shimmer Paint! Thank you for the tip about using it to moisten crayon-to-stamp - I never would have thought of that! Beautiful projects, especially the last card. TFS!

Trina Caraway said...

Absolutely smashing!

Amy said...

Just beautiful! I need to get out my shimmer paint! lol

Twila said...

Mary, I love your projects, so pretty, but my favorite has gotta be the birthday card, no wait it's that box for sure.:)

Barbara Welch said...

Mary I love all your projects, the shimmer paint really adds a WOW factor to each one.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wow. Shimmer paint can be so beautiful!

Kandice Williams said...

Definitely a product that is difficult to photograph! Love what you created. The silhouette card is attention grabbing

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! Such beautiful and elegant projects Mary! The IBN card is soooo striking!

Kris said...

Mary, I'm loving your blog and so glad I found you on this hop!! I am passing on to you the Stylish Blogger Award! To play along and accept your award,visit my blog for the deets;) http://krisisstampin.blogspot.com/

Auntie Em said...

I love your cards! I have a bottle of shimmer paint and wasn't really sure of what to do with it! Now I can hardly wait to try it out!!!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Young said...

Mary, your ideas/projects are all outstanding! I can only imagine how they must look in real life! Thanks for lots of inspiration!

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